Request new website in AEM
- Users MUST have touch UI training in order to request a new site.
- When requesting a new site, provide the web address that will eventually go live.
- To avoid future renaming issues, do not include "test", "dev" or other temporary labels in your requests.
- If you request a site name that is currently in our development environment, we will notify you and request it be deleted before your new development site is created.
If a development site is not edited within six months of creation, it will be deleted without notice. If there was initial development but the site has remained unedited for more than one year, the site owner/author will be contacted and the site will be removed.
- All new websites are created in the AEM development environment - https://cqauthor.dev.ryerson.ca/aem/start.html
- Users must complete training before getting access to the development environment.
Dev is the working environment made available to Toronto Metropolitan University employees to design and build new websites (or redesign existing sites).
The development environment simulates the production environment (as closely as possible).
Content authors can build new sites using all available templates, components and features.
All updates and customizations that are available in production are made available for use in the development environment.
Users can publish content and provide a unique development URL for approvers to review content before it goes live. For example: dev.ryerson.ca/your-site-name
If you are planning a major site change or redesign, this work should be done in development.
Once a site is completed in development, it is moved to the production environment - https://cmshost.ryerson.ca/aem/start.html and published.
- Once the site is moved to production, authors will modify, create and publish content in production, not in dev.
As per AODA requirements, all Toronto Metropolitan websites and web content (including uploaded files such as Word, PDF, PPT, etc.) must adhere to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0 (external link, opens in new window) ) by January 2021.
Websites containing accessibility issues may risk having there site activation delayed. Otherwise, issues must be remediated as soon as possible after activation.
Making your website accessible means removing barriers to ensure all visitors have equal access to information. In addition to being inclusive, there are some aspects of web accessibility that can complement search engine optimization (SEO). For more information, please read Accessibility & SEO.
If you have any questions or would like some support, please contact Adam Chaboryk, IT accessibility specialist.
The Toronto Metropolitan University domain and its subdomains are reserved for all Toronto Metropolitan University online initiatives and activities.
To request a subdomain, please use this Subdomain Request Form (opens in new window) (CCS website).
When making the request, be sure to indicate the business case for the subdomain and where the subdomain should resolve (usually a domain or IP address). The request must be accompanied by written approval by your director or Dean.